Lactation Cookies for Boosting Milk Supply
Since this week is World Breastfeeding Week, as I mentioned yesterday, this week’s recipe is for lactation cookies, which are really just oatmeal cookies with a couple of other ingredients known for boosting milk supply.
So, just call them oatmeal cookies when your husband asks what you’re making unless you want him to refuse to eat them. DH was appalled at the thought of eating a “lactation cookie.” But there is nothing in them that anyone can’t eat (unless they’re actually allergic).
1 1/4 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup almond butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup milled flax seed
1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips or raisins
Beat together butter, almond butter, flax seed, sugars, brewer’s yeast and milk. Add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, then add to rest of the batter.
Stir in oats half a cup at a time, and finally the chocolate chips/raisins. Place spoonfuls of dough (between 1 and 2 TBSP) on a cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake at 350 degrees.
These cookies actually taste pretty good and the flax seed adds extra fiber, besides boosting milk supply. Oatmeal, almond’s and brewer’s yeast are commonly known to help milk supply as well.
Enjoy, and let me know if these help you!